Written and directed again by the Oscar-winning Shrek director Andrew Adamson, it also reunites the four young British actors - William Moseley (Peter), Anna Popplewell (Susan), Skandar Keynes (Edmund) and Georgie Henley (Lucy) - who first took on the roles of the Pevensie children.
Some notable names - Tilda Swinton (the White Witch) and James Mc Avoy (Mr Tumnus) - are absent this time around (although cameo appearances are rumoured), but others have arrived to fill their shoes.
'We have no intention of this film being second best,' the producer Mark Johnson says.A glimpse behind the scenes proves that Johnson means what he says.Simply entering the make-up tent is like walking into another world.It’s been over a decade since we first saw Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter walk through that magical wardrobe into one of our favorite fantasy lands of all time, Narnia.And while we know how adorable the Pevensie children were back then, we were curious what they’re up to now!
It is nine o'clock in the morning in Meznabohy, a village one and a half hours outside Prague, but you would be forgiven for thinking that it was the middle of the night.
Apocalyptic rainstorms, which have been raging since the early hours, have left the sky an angry black.
Some 255 extras on The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - the more ordinary-looking among them dressed as Telmarine soldiers, others more exotically decked out as satyrs, fauns, minotaurs and centaurs - have been forced into the catering tent in search of hot drinks, while anxious production workers pore over long-range weather forecasts on their laptops. If the rain continues, the field - where two camera units and the entire 600-strong cast and crew are due to spend the next three weeks (the last of the 28-week shoot) filming the epic final battle scene - will be a mudbath.
It is hard to believe that this soggy scene is anything to do with one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2008.
The second instalment in Disney/Walden Media's Chronicles of Narnia series, based on the CS Lewis books, Prince Caspian promises to be everything that its 2005 predecessor The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was, and more. Having earned more than 5 million in its worldwide theatrical release, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of the most successful films ever made.
For the most part, Prince Caspian reconvenes the creative team behind the first film.